Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

TAs pay approximately $11,500 annually and we prioritize graduate students for these positions—Masters students have two years of priority for placement; Doctoral students have four years of priority placement. The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Positions available

  • Cultural Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • English 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Creative Writing 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Interdisciplinary Performance 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Visual Arts 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Art History 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Media Studies 100 & 200 Level Courses
  • Spanish and World Literatures 100 & 200 Level Courses

GTA duties include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Managing discussion periods
  • Teaching tutorials and/or lectures under supervision of faculty
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Estimated hours of work per term: 192

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Salary:

  • GTA I – $35.41 per hour
  • GTA II – $34.11 per hour

Application deadline: April 30, 2022

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Graduate Marker

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered full-time in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Positions available:

  • There are no positions at this time

Markers are paid $17.32 per hour.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Attending lectures
  • Marking exams, tests or assignments which require only objective marking
  • Provide feedback to students as needed during a weekly office hour

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate TAs are paid $17.07 per hour. To be eligible for a UTA position, students must be registered in a bachelor degree and enrolled full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) at UBCO. Preference is given to students who are majoring in an FCCS program.

UTA duties may include the following:

  • Assist and supervise students during writing labs
  • Assist with marking quizzes
  • Attend selected class sessions
  • Attend meetings with the instructor
  • Invigilation duties during in-class and final exams
  • Assist students using Canvas
  • Meet with students during weekly office hours
  • Communicate with students through email
  • Assist with photocopying exams and other instructional materials, and in the preparation of study materials
  • Engage in professional development activities
  • Estimated hours of work: maximum 12 hours per week depending on workload.

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess the necessary educational qualifications
  • Preference is given to students who have a major in an FCCS program

Positions available:

  • We are not accepting applications at this time.

Salary:

  • $17.82 per hour

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time


Undergraduate Marker

Undergraduate Markers are paid $16.52 per hour. To be eligible for a Marker position, students must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan and posses the necessary educational qualifications.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Helping facilitate discussions
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Assisting with the online learning environment.
  • Communicate with students through email.
  • ** MUST have basic knowledge the Internet, Word, Power Point, PDF documents, Canvas, etc.

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: We are not accepting applications at this time. 

The apply for marker positions, applicants are required to submit cover letter, statement of relevant experience and unofficial transcript as one pdf document to: fccs.ubco@ubc.ca.

Graduate Research Assistantships

RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation. RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts. There are no current positions posted.

Workstudy Job Opportunities in FCCS

Participating in the Work Study program can help you build the skills you’ll need to get you where you want to go.

Current positions

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies has designed a project to document the studio and creation spaces available to our students, faculty and visiting artists. The Virtual Tour Designer will spearhead the project, learning and implementing 360 video capture technology to bring current and prospective students and artists into the space in an immersive and inclusive format. The successful candidate will receive training on the necessary hardware and software, which is above and beyond what is available in classrooms.

The Virtual Tour Designer will gain experience in project management, communications and marketing, and will build connections across FCCS. A student with a background in digital media and video production is needed to work on this project.

The Virtual Tour Designer will additionally use still photo and traditional video footage of the studio and student spaces in FCCS, which will be used together as a tool for prospective students to learn about what we offer. This will include interviews, testimonials, b-roll footage, and speaker content to help bring the viewer into conversation with what FCCS is and does. Additionally, the video tour project, which will involve capturing student and faculty testimonials, will help familiarize new students and faculty to our departments and will increase our engagement with visiting artists and scholars.

Responsibilities

  • Attending necessary training and orientation on the equipment (360-capture tools, cameras and relevant software) as well as biweekly check-ins with the Media Technician supervising this role.
  • Opening and leading collaboration between departments and instructors in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, managing communication and organizing interviews with relevant students and faculty.
  • Conducting in-person and virtual interviews, as well as researching applications of 360-tour videos at other institutions and outside of the academic context to develop strategies for planning and creating this video tour project.
  • Learning essential skills, including project management, time management and interview expertise, as well as equipment and software-specific training.

Salary and hours

  • Pay is $18.68/hr
  • max 12 hrs a week for a total of

Qualifications

The candidate must be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate student. The ideal candidate has a background in media and design, and is confident with editing software (Adobe or Final Cut Pro preferred). The Video Tour Designer will be asked to speak about this project to different audiences (including student classrooms, recruitment advisors, and other faculty stakeholders) as well as conducting interviews, so strong communication skills are a must. This role necessitates some independent work, so the successful candidate will be able to take initiative and be proactive in communicating their needs. Training will be provided on the technology as necessary throughout the project. Independent problem-solving skills are an asset, as is the willingness to experiment with the technology and try new things.

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Interdisciplinary Co-op Program

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